Design and development of a portable visible-light communication transceiver for indoor wireless multimedia broadcasting

It Ee Lee, Jia Chin Law, Kat Yee Chung, Kean Yeong Fong, Yi Qin Liew, Sheue Yun Quan, Jia Zun Tuen, Chee Keong Tan

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Recent rapid progress in information and communication technologies has spurred the exponential surge in the demand for unlimited high-speed and ubiquitous broadband wireless access (BWA), resulting in severe congestion of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum and wireless traffic bottleneck. Visible-light communications (VLC) is poised to become a promising BWA candidate to resolve the existing 'last mile' problems. In this paper, we propose and initiate the implementation of a low-cost portable VLC transceiver capable of indoor wireless communication and multimedia broadcasting, thus presenting an economical and cable-free solution to various multimedia applications. The proposed optical transceiver design is based upon the integration of the transmitter and receiver hardware and an interactive software module, and relies upon a microcontroller which forms the system hub to manage the data and process flows among the different block components. The interactive software module consists of a graphical user interface (GUI) and a data processing algorithm, in order to control file transmission and reception in various format and to enable realtime interaction and viewing of multimedia applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 2nd International Conference on Electronic Design, ICED 2014
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479961030
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Electronic Design 2014 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Aug 201421 Aug 2014
Conference number: 2nd (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Electronic Design 2014
Abbreviated titleICED 2014
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  • graphical user interface (GUI)
  • light-emitting diode (LED)
  • multimedia broadcasting
  • transceiver
  • visible-light communication (VLC)

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